DoD Epilepsy Research Program
Quality of Life Research Award
Amount of funding: Direct costs budgeted will not exceed $300,000 (Funding Level I) or $500,000 (Funding Level II).
Purpose: The intent of the FY21 ERP QOL is to support research that better understands or improves the quality of life and care for individuals living with the symptoms of PTE, as related to the ERP’s mission (see Section II.A, Program Description). Individuals living with PTE include not only those with symptoms of PTE, but their families and/or care providers as well. The proposed work should innovatively challenge existing research paradigms or exhibit high levels of DOD FY21 Epilepsy Quality of Life Research Award 4 creativity within the contexts of the ERP’s mission and vision. This can include research in symptom reduction (e.g., cognitive, behavioral, function, mood), resiliency factors, increasing or maintaining independence, and support for families and care providers. The application should also demonstrate the study team’s experience in PTE research, as appropriate. Given the patientcentered intent of the FY21 ERP QOL, animal research is prohibited. The innovation and impact for the FY21 ERP QOL award are expected to benefit the military, Veteran, and civilian communities. Applications must be both innovation- and impact-based.
Eligibility: Funding Level I - The named PI must be at least at the postdoctoral level (e.g., research associate, fellow, medical resident, or equivalent) but below the level of Assistant Professor. An approved Career Development PI waiver must be obtained through their RPM in RMG prior to the pre-application/letter of intent).
Funding Level II - Independent investigators - Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained through their RPM in RMG prior to the pre-application/letter of intent) may be the PI.
Pre-application/Letter of intent (required) deadline: June 14, 2021 via eBrap
Please include your RPM’s name as business official in the pre-application.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) deadline: June 14, 2021
Full proposal deadline: July 21, 2021 via grants.gov